SAVANNAH, Ga. – Charleston Southern begins a stretch of five games in six days today when the Buccaneers face Savannah State. First pitch is at 5 p.m. at Tiger Field in Savannah.
The Bucs hope to put an end to a six-game losing streak, which has come against a pair of teams likely to be in the mix for at-large berths in the NCAA Tournament come June.
CSU (12-17) split with Savannah State last season in four meetings, 2-2. The teams will meet again next Wednesday at CSU Ballpark.
Junior Dylan Lee will take the ball for CSU on Tuesday. Lee lifted the Bucs to a 3-2 win at N.C. Central with his longest start of the season on March 25. He worked seven innings and allowed two earned runs to pick up his first win as a Buc.
Tuesday – CSU vs. Savannah State
RHP Dylan Lee (1-1, 7.81 ERA) vs RHP Austin Robinson (4-1, 4.67 ERA)
Wednesday – CSU vs. Clemson
LHP Alex Ministeri (0-2, 6.39 ERA) vs. RHP Clate Schmidt (0-1, 3.60 ERA)
The Bucs are hopeful they can find a cure in the midweek for an offense that has slowed of late. CSU led the Big South in batting average for much of February and March, but have reached double digits in hits on once in their last 10 games.
Savannah State is 12-19 on the season and is in the midst of a seven-game losing streak. The Tigers have been swept in consecutive MEAC road series at Bethune-Cookman and Alabama State. Errors have been the thorn in the side for SVSU, which has allowed 58 unearned runs this season.
The Buccaneers will travel to Clemson on Wednesday for a 4 p.m. first pitch at Doug Kingsmore Stadium. The game was originally scheduled for February and is the first meeting between the two schools since 2013.
Clemson is 16-15 this season and is 0-2 against the Big South with midweek losses to Presbyterian and Winthrop.